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Mark Your Calendar: ANSI Announces Dates for World Standards Week 2010

U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day to be held in conjunction with WSW

New York, Jan 25, 2010

World Standards Week 2010 The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the dates for World Standards Week (WSW) 2010. The week of forums, meetings, and ceremonies will be held September 21–24, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza National Airport Hotel in Arlington, VA.

Reserve your hotel room today!

ANSI has arranged a room block for WSW attendees at the Crowne Plaza National Airport Hotel, where the week’s events will take place.

The rooms have been reserved for the nights of September 20–23 at the rate of $229, plus tax. Please click here to make your reservation online, or call the hotel directly at 1-800-2CROWNE. In order to secure this negotiated rate, all guests must mention “ANSI World Standards Week.” All reservations must be made by August 14, 2010.

As this is a busy week for meetings and events in the Washington, DC, area, rooms at this and other hotels will book quickly. To assure a reservation, we suggest that you book your rooms as soon as possible.

WSW is an annual event where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration. A number of gatherings are scheduled for the week, including meetings of several ANSI groups and committees and ANSI’s Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon.

The 2010 ANSI Awards Banquet and Ceremony will also be held during WSW on September 22 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington.

“For many years, World Standards Week has provided the diverse members of the standards community with the opportunity to meet, collaborate, celebrate our successes, and plan for the future,” said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. “We welcome all participants, new and returning, to this year’s event, and look forward to working with you all.”

U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2010 In conjunction with WSW, the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) will take place on September 23, 2010, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.

Celebrated annually, WSD serves to raise awareness of the importance of international standardization to the world economy and to promote its role in helping meet the needs of business, industry, government, and consumers worldwide. The global celebration is coordinated by the principal international standards organizations: the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The U.S. Celebration of WSD is organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from across the standards and conformity assessment community. The event is co-chaired by ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will serve as the administrating organization for 2010.

More details on WSW and WSD, including a full schedule of events, registration information, agendas, and accommodations, will be posted to ANSI’s Events Page as they become available.

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